A few tweaks here and there, and these guys could be a force to be reckoned with.
Robert Langdon returns, explaining the plot whilst running through Florence on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself.
When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories.
Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population…….
The laws of diminishing returns come ten fold with the third of Ron Howard’s ridiculous interpretations of Dan Browns bizarrely successful series of books, and as expected,,it’s pretty much more of the same.
But this time, the studio knew that the other two films were not as good as they first thought, so cut the budget to almost half of that of Angels & Demons.
Hanks once again spends the entirety of the film running around beautiful places and literally explaining what he is doing every five minutes to Jones, just in case the audience get a little confused as to what is going on. But the twist this time is that he’s got amnesia, and cannot remember what he was doing prior to his head injury.
In one particularly hilariously bad scene, he cannot remember what coffee is, calling it the brown stuff that you drink in the morning to give you energy.
And Jones replies with the equally hilarious response………’Tea’?
As expected, it’s pretty tedious stuff, with a twist that you can come seeing from a mile off, and some silly Escape From New York type illness that just doesn’t make any sense for the films narrative.
But it looks nice, there are some good falling effects, and some of the cast really ham it up, especially Khan as some very pretentious assassin type person who shows up every now and again to explain the plot points where Hanks wasn’t in the scene.
It all goes very daft at the end, like some big water fight, and there was a point where I was expecting the cast to be on each other’s shoulders in the water, trying to push each other over.
It’s a pretty dull affair, and I don’t think anyone will be surprised that this flopped, because these adaptations are just bland.